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CLARITY – 11-5-18 Reportedly Innocent

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-5-18

Reportedly Innocent

 

What’s Happening: “The Senate Judiciary Committee, in a 414-Page report of Brett Kavanaugh, just concluded there was no credible evidence to support any of the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct (that range from groping to gang-raping). In fact, several names of his accusers were turned over to the DOJ and the FBI to investigate possible lying to the committee and obstruction of justice (see CLARITY blog of 11/3/18) (https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-judiciary-report-exonerates-kavanaugh-044657605.html). ‘This was a serious and thorough investigation that left no stone unturned in our pursuit of the facts. In the end, there was no credible evidence to support the allegations against the nominee,’ said committee chair, Sen. Chuck Grassley.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “It was kind of embarrassing to watch that confirmation hearing.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Kind of?! I feel so sorry for his family. The only thing I would say that he should regret is his drinking (whether it was excessive or not). Still, haven’t we all made poor decisions in some situations when we were too young to understand the consequences? I’m sure Brett, like us all, wish there were ‘do-overs’ for some of his behavior…that’s why criminal records of juveniles are expunged after adulthood.”

 

“Christians? We are called to a higher standard once we are saved. Still, though salvation occurs at a moment in time, we are never free (in this world) of the temptation to default to our deadly lower nature. Read the warnings (and assurance) of Paul:

 

‘I truly delight in God’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, they take charge. I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve God with all my heart and mind, but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different.’ (Rom. 7:22-25 MSG)”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to be patient with others (and ourselves) as the transformation process (Rom. 12:2) has its effect; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

 

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CLARITY – 10-20-18 Fish or Cut Bait Time

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-20-18

Fish or Cut Bait Time

 

What’s Happening: “Do you know what is supposed to happen in Washington, D.C. tonight at 7pm ET? A group of witches is supposed to hold an event where they will put a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family! They are charging $10 for the tickets to this event and pledge to give 25% of this fee to Planned Parenthood. It is not being reported by any of the mainstream media and I only got word of it through my sources who heavily referred to a Tucker Carlson report of weeks ago…hopefully, you’ll find it as troubling as I did (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qbhX5VUrgY&feature=share) Either we take what is said seriously or we relegate Christendom to the heap of superstition that much of the world does today.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Oh, you’re just being an alarmist. I think it’s just too close to halloween and you are taking too much, way too seriously!”

 

Biblical Response:  “Am I? Perhaps most of the world thinks what Jesus spent much of His ministry fighting (1 John 3:8) is just so much historical mumbo jumbo.

 

“Christians? Let me share a story: There was this fisherman who came in about the same time everyone else was going out…and he always had a boatload of fish. Well, this game warden was curious, so he spent the night at the dock. Sure enough, the successful fisherman showed up about 3AM and began loading up to motor off into the mist. “Mind if I join you?” Asked the Officer.

 

“Suit yourself,” came the gruff reply. And with the game officer in the bow, they left the dock. Shortly, they arrived at a cove, the game warden could just make out the outlines of the shore. “Are we gonna fish here?” the warden asked. The fisherman just puffed on his cigar and pulled a stick of dynamite from his tackle box, lit it and threw it into the water. KABOOM! Fish began coming up everywhere and the fisherman began scooping them up, covering the bottom of his boat.

 

The game warden was in shock. He couldn’t believe anyone would be so brazen as to do something so illegal with him right in the boat! When he could finally regain his composure, he managed to sputter, “Don’t you know that’s illegal?!

 

Without saying a word, the fisherman took another drag on his cigar, lit a stick of dynamite, threw it in the warden’s lap and said, “Are you gonna fish, or cut bait?”.

 

I share that story to say it’s time to get serious about prayer…are you going to fish or cut bait. Me? I’ll be praying tonight about 5:30pm CT . I believe satan is mighty…but God is almighty.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to take seriously the threats of the enemy…or not…and suffer the consequences; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

 

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CLARITY -10-3-18 Unsoft Cotton

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 10-3-18

Unsoft Cotton

 

What’s Happening: “Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has been assigned by the GOP to find out who leaked Dr. Ford’s ‘confidential’ letter to the press (Christine Blasey Ford is one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers): Feinstein, her staff, the California Congresswoman, or her staff…the only people who were privy to the letter Dr. Ford did not want to be made public. He has promised to get to the bottom of it (https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA18J04&f=WU18J02). ‘Let’s just remember what happened here,’ Senator Cotton continued. ‘Ms. Ford sent a letter, confidentially, to Dianne Feinstein in late July raising these allegations…Dianne Feinstein hid it from Chuck Grassley, she hid it from the FBI. She and Chuck Schumer kept it in their back pocket until after Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing, until after they had a private session to ask about any sensitive matters, and then leaked it to the media right before the vote — solely to try to torpedo his nomination. The media got it, and only Dianne Feinstein and the Democratic Congresswoman from California and their staffs had it, so it had to come from them somehow. And I think Congress needs to get to the bottom of it.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “The Democrats are just trying to “Bork’ him, aren’t they?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Maybe…the court of public opinion is tricky… it may have worked on Judge Bork (strict Constitutionalist denied SCOTUS confirmation in 1987) but it may backfire in the midterm elections…the court of public opinion can be fickle.”

 

“Christians? The concept of the presumption of innocence is a biblical concept (Matt. 18:16). And leaking is not good…of course, there is the myth of confidentiality, too (Matt. 10:27); God is always a witness to everything…even if we pretend we are alone in the closet.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, may the truth be known…and it will be ugly…but it will also set us free (Jn. 8:32); in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent